Thursday, November 12, 2015

Christmas Is In My Heart

Christmas Is In My Heart Blog Hop
It is not sneaking up on me this year!  Thanks to Marian at http://www.seamstobesew.com/
Preparing for this hop has put me in the Christmas mode early and that will enable me to enjoy the season at a leisurely pace.  Well maybe leisurely is not the exact word, more like less hectic. My hat is off to Marian for all the work she has put in on this hop.  Be sure to visit her blog daily as there will be a free pattern given away. Yesterday's was a precious soft sculptured icicle 



You will want to visit all of the Christmas creativity that is being shared by these
Christmas spirited ladies on today's portion of the hop.

      Friday, November 13
                    All Thingz Sewn  you are here
Marjorie’s Busy Corner
Jane’s Quilting
Just Sew Quilter
Batts in the Attic

 The extended scheduled of all participating blogs are listed at the bottom of this page.  








http://www.fatquartershop.com/ has graciously stepped up as the sponsor
of  a fantastic give-away.
Be sure you visit each day of the hop and enter.











I had quite a bit of Christmas fabric in my stash and decided to use some of that. 
 Now I'll have a little more room for this years designs when it's on sale.  This lap quilt is made of a basic hodge podge design that I basically made up as I went along.  I don't do fancy well.
Not too terribly bad, pardon me while I pat myself on the back.  I only had to rip out a few.
Now you know I'm showing one of the better ones, right?  I'm rambling.
 Sorry, let me get back to the matters at hand.
We were requested to put a heart somewhere on our project,
 I quilted with my heart. 8-)  This is my first FMQ with anything besides straight lines.







Fall is in full force with winter very close.  No pretty foliage left except these two
begonias under the deck.

Christmas throw /handmade in red,green and gold


I was thinking baby/toddler quilt or animal lover throw because of the fabric I chose for the border, it helped liven it up and pull the colors together.

Christmas throw / handmade in red,green and gold


I would so enjoy a comment and would know you visited too.

Christmas throw / handmade in red,green and gold


Now on to the give-away




                                                            a Rafflecopter giveaway



Don't forget to continue on thru the week and visit the others and if you missed
 yesterday I've posted them too.


95 comments:

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  2. Your quilting looks beautiful! You should be proud of yourself. FMQ is a fickle mistress ;-)

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  3. You did a splendid quilt. The border does pull all the colours together which I adore. It is always fun to make a quilt with what is on hand. Thank you for a chance to win .

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  4. Cute quilt, and I love your quilting!

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  5. Your quilt definitely puts me in the Christmas mood. Love your colors, and the Christmas puppies border is adorable! Clever of you to quilt the hearts. Great job!

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  6. What a great quilt! I love the fabric you've chosen, especially with the puppies!

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  7. Hi Tonia
    You are right about the border fabric. It really does compliment your block fabrics. I have those dogs too!! No dog lover could refuse it. So glad to visit you on the HOP!!
    xx, Carol

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  8. It's a perfect quilt for the holidays

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  9. What a sweet little quilt. And you did a great job with your FMQ!

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  10. Love your quilt! So sweet and the heart quilting is perfect.

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  11. That's a cute quilt and you just helped me decide what to do with the Christmas Dog fabric I have, such a good idea for the border, thanks.

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  12. Very pretty quilt. Is someone going to be a very lucky person this Christmas?.

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  13. Very pretty quilt. Is someone going to be a very lucky person this Christmas?.

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  14. Festive beautiful quilt. Love the hops as I discover new blogs to visit.

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  15. Very pretty, thanks for sharing.
    cork@pa.rr.com

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  16. I Love Your Fabrics and Quilt! I'd call it a Puppy for Christmas...

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  17. Very cute lap quilt! I love the hearts you quilted in the squares, and I like the way you quilted the inner border! Thanks for sharing!

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  18. Another good idea. Thanks for sharing very nice
    Sandy
    Swoot@att.net

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  19. That puppy quilt is so cute. Great little quilt.

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  20. Your quilt's lovely, I really like the thread colour you chose.
    jen dot barnard at btinternet dot com

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  21. love that border fabric and the heart quilting.

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  22. That's just beautiful, and your FMQ is great. Hardest part of that is taking the plunge. The holiday spirit is filling your home already!

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  23. That puppy Christmas fabric border is just too cute. Your FMQ heart is perfect. I use hearts all the time. They are very forgiving. No one would know that these were your first ones. Now you need to expand to other motifs.

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  24. I really like the 4squares. Cheery, bright and fun. Good job with the heart. I love to FMQ. Thanks.

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  25. Lovely quilt and you did a great job on the free motion! Darling border fabric too!

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  26. How pretty! I'm getting excited for Christmas and I never get excited this early!

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  27. Those Christmas puppies are sweet!

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  28. Very pretty, puts me in the Christmas spirit.

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  29. Very pretty, puts me in the Christmas spirit.

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  30. Sweet. I love your 'less hectic' response; it made me feel better. :) No matter what I do, it's always hectic (9 grands!) so less IS better.

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  31. your FMQ hearts are lovely. a great job well done. your quilt is so very pretty also

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  32. Love the quilt and puppy boarder.
    patsystitch@gvtc.com

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  33. Your dog fabric made me smile on a day I really needed that!!

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  34. I, too, am trying to get ready for Christmas much earlier this year, so as not to be so stressed when it is nearer. Last year I gave an embroidered pillow case and a knitted hat to each member of my family for Christmas, and after furiously knitting the last week before Christmas, I had to take a break from knitting for almost six months. So this year I am still going to make some of my gifts, but they will be varied items and not one of each thing for each family member.
    I really like your cute little quilt. The way you placed the colors it looks like a ladder or zipper, very fun. And the cute puppy fabric as the border is perfect. Dogs have always been my favorite animals. Thanks for sharing!
    My email is: bestbelle2010@aol.com

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  35. Very cute quilt. The border fabric is adorable. Good job and thank you for sharing.

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  36. I love your quilt! The puppy border makes the quilt. Thanks!

    Please click on the delaineelliott above for my email link.

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  37. Cute quilt - looks very Christmasy!

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  38. Very cute! Clever to use a quilted heart. Hooray for starting early on Christmas sewing!

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  39. Great job with the FMQ! I love the border too.

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  40. This is a very cute quilt, it would be really great for animal lovers.

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  41. Sweet little wall hanging. Thanks for sharing!

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  42. The animal border just made that quilt! It brought everything together.

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  43. Cute border and you are right... it brings all the rest together. Thanks for sharing!

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  44. I love the cute border fabric! Your quilt looks wonderful and so does your fmq!

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  45. Sweet quilt, and the border fabric is adorable....love the heart in a heart quilting too!

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  46. I am learning FMQ too, mostly I think you just have to get courage and do it. Love how your turned out - soo pretty. crystalbluern at tds dot net

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  47. I am jumping in the fray and trying FMQ. I have many smaller Christmas pieces that would be finished sooner if I tried this technique. Thanks for sharing your efforts. Love what you did.

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  48. Really trying to get into the Christmas spirit - this is helping

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  49. Watch out you may get bit by the FMQing bug, it is very contagious..

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  50. Your sweet FMQ heart looks lovely on that beautiful quilt. Puppies in Santa hats can't help but put me in the Christmas mood! Thanks for sharing your quilt!

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  51. Your heart quilting is wonderful.

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  52. I love the fabrics you chose for your blocks. Lovely quilt!

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  53. Love that border! The puppies are too cute!

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  54. Ty for sharing its pretty cool how it looks like its zigzagging.....happyness04431@yahoo.com

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  55. Love the fabrics and design. I'm doing Bonnie Hunter's Mystery quilt and am doing it in Christmas fabrics.

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  56. Your colors with border fabric is perfect. Lovely quilting too.
    Currently am going to finish quilting a community quilt, need to clean off the sewing table. ;)

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  57. This is a lovely quilt that will make someone very, very happy. Thanks for sharing. Great quilting.

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  58. Nice! If that's how you fmq the first time (beyond straight lines) I'd love to see what you with practice! Your quilt is lovely. Thanks for sharing.

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  59. Seeing your quilt really puts me in the holiday mood....even though it's a bit early for me. How snuggly and cozy it would be to wrap up in it!

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  60. Great thread color choice, really makes the quilt sing.

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  61. Thanks for sharing your great quilt

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  62. Beautiful puppy material, thanks for sharing

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  63. I love your quilt and how whimsical and fun it looks, even with such a simple looking design it just pops with how you blended the fabrics and found your heart in Christmas for the hop. I also love the quilted heart, great job on the FMQ.

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  64. Your blocks look so unique with the lighter corner block making the blocks look L shaped. I think the sashing between the blocks really works well in the quilt.

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  65. Love the traditional colors with the touch of gold. Great job!!

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  66. I really like your quilt. I like the simpleness of it and the cute dog fabric.

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  67. The border fabric you used is very charming! It really was the perfect finishing touch to the center! Nice finish!! :)

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  68. Love your quilt and those puppies are adorable.

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  69. It's great to see your free motion quilting is progressing. The only way to build your fmq repertoire is to spread your wings and fly.

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  70. Great Christmas quilt. Love what you did with the quilting.

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  71. Wonderful quilt. Love the fabric. Nancy A: rangerer@sbcglobal.net

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  72. I just love Christmas quilts I hope to get one made for each bed in the house and then the couch upstairs and one downstairs ... and on and on....

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  73. Awesome Christmas quilt... Love the fabrics you used!!

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  74. I love your heart quilting - It will delight anyone who looks closely at your lovely quilt.

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  75. love that the blocks look like hearts

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  76. I don't have many Christmas items, but I love my Christmas quilt. I made it in a workshop as a Mystery quilt.

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  77. What a pretty quilt. I love the way you used the colors in the squares and the cheerful border. Very cozy

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  78. Very nice! Love the fmq! And the puppies - awwww

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  79. That is a great design. You did a nice job with the quilting too.

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  80. I love the checkered look to the quilt! So beautiful!

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  81. Nice job on your FMQ heart. I mean to do that on mine and forgot..oops :) Love the quilt!

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  82. I'm late to this blog hop - you did a great job on your first FMQ heart! the quilt is beautiful and I love the border fabric! thanks for sharing

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  83. Your heart turned out fabulous on your wonderful lap quilt! Lovely work!

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  84. Cute, cute, cute! I love the heart and the puppies in the border. I said I wasn't going to let Christmas slip on me either, but I sense that that I am already behind.

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  85. Very cute, thanks for sharing!
    cork@pa.rr.com

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  86. Sorry I missed out on all the fun...but oh so love that CHristmas Puppy fabric!!!!

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  87. Thanks for visiting me at a My Kentucky Living! I hope you come back again. Sheila

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